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02-13-06 BOT MinMINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FEBRUARY 13, 2006 PRESENT: President Bradley and Board Members Bill Frey, Buddy Brown, Fred Held, Don Redding, and Larry Sparrow ABSENT: None OTHERS PRESENT: CEO Trent Petty, Head of School Barbara Brizuela, Town Attorney Stan Lowry, Secretary Jean Dwinnell, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Carolyn Sims, Facilities and Recreation Director Troy Meyer, and Executive Assistant Ginger Awtry 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS. There were no presentations made. 3. CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED 2006-2007 SCHOOL CALENDAR. Head of School Ms. Brizuela (HOS) explained that the proposed calendar is closely matched to the surrounding school districts. Mr. Redding moved to approve Resolution No. 06-02, accepting the proposed 2006-2007 school calendar. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Discussion ensued regarding Texas Education Agency (TEA) approval, review of the calendar by the HOC, and differences from the current year. The vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Messrs. Frey, Brown, Held, Redding, and Sparrow Nays: None President Bradley declared the motion carried unanimously. 4. CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE MYP CONSULTATION REPORT. Ms. Brizuela explained the process for a consultancy visit, the report, and the progress reports. She advised that the consultant had been very professional and supportive and that the recommendations made by the consultant were very precise and helpful. She further advised that the changes recommended by the consultant were underway and that we were making good progress in implementing them. Discussion ensued regarding how this information would be passed on to parents and the need to continue educating the parents on the IB program and grading system. Alderman Sparrow moved to approve Resolution No. 06-03, accepting the MYP Consultation Report. Alderman Held seconded the motion. Ayes: Aldermen Frey, Brown, Held, Redding, and Sparrow Nays: None President Bradley declared the motion carried unanimously. 5. CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ADDITION OF THE SPECIAL SERVICES, HOMEBOUND STUDENTS POLICY TO THE 2005-2006 PARENT -STUDENT HANDBOOK. Head of School Ms. Brizuela explained the need for the proposed Resolution, advising that TEA requires that the school have such a policy. Discussion ensued regarding the minimum time required by TEA for a teacher to spend with a student each week and Internet access available to the student. Alderman Frey moved to approve Resolution No. 06-04, authorizing the addition of the Special Services, Homebound Students Policy to the 2005-2006 Parent -Student Handbook. Alderman Brown seconded the motion. Ayes: Aldermen Frey, Brown, Held, Redding, and Sparrow Nays: None President Bradley declared the motion carried unanimously. 6. CONSENT AGENDA. A. Review and approve minutes of the Board meeting held January 23, 2006. B. Review and approve any outstanding bills Alderman Brown moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Alderman Held seconded the motion. Ayes: Aldermen Frey, Brown, Held, Redding, and Sparrow Nays: None President Bradley declared the motion carried unanimously. 7. ADJOURNMENT. Alderman Redding moved to adjourn. Alderman Sparrow seconded the motion. Ayes: Aldermen Frey, Brown, Held, Redding, and Sparrow Nays: None President Bradley declared the motion carried unanimously and declared the meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. Approved by the Westlake Academy School Board on MdA &A -0-7 , 2006. Scott Bradley, resident ATTEST: qJejan-ADti-rnmell, Secretary